NY Winery Of The Month



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Swedish Hill Winery

In 2016, Swedish Hill celebrated their 30th Anniversary of producing quality wines in the Finger Lakes. The winery’s story actually began 48 years ago in 1969 when the Peterson family planted their first vines in order to sell grapes to other local wineries. Then in 1985 the first grapes were crushed for Swedish Hill, producing 1,200 cases.  





Now in business for three generations, Swedish Hill is proud to produce some of the most award-winning wines in the region. Amongst their accolades they are most honored to have received 3 “Governor’s Cups” (the highest award given to a New York State wine) in 1994, 2008, and 2010.

The winery continues to rack in top honors year after year at international wine competitions across the country. In 2015 the winery won 65 gold medals for 22 different wines, including eight “Best of” category awards and “Winery of the Year” for the Eastern United States at two acclaimed California competitions, the Winemaker Challenge and the Critics Challenge. These honors have given Swedish Hill a total of five “Winery of the Year” awards in the past four years including the 2013 & 2014 New York State Fair competitions and the 2012 Riverside International. These awards are attestation of Swedish Hill’s dedication to consistently produce award-winning Finger Lakes wines.